Article of the Day: The Double Sting – A Power Struggle Between Russia’s Rival Security Agencies

The Double Sting – A Power Struggle Between Russia’s Rival Security Agencies

Russia is fascinating. It has an impressive military, an disproportionately large role in international affairs, and a President who solicits either intense love or vitriolic hate. Yet, despite all the advantages of the country, Russia is run – and for all intents and purposes operated – like a Mafia. A tight knit group of leaders decide who is in favor and who is not and everyone else venerates this golden calf.

Civilization has moved past the idea that certain people were ordained by a deity to lead only replaced it with the same folks, only this time appointed by the masters of the purse string. Things may perhaps change, but this appears to be a repackaging of the same ideas…

This article highlights the exact type of corruption and oligarchic fiat that entraps Russia. It’s a pretty sad fact that this article reads like a spy thriller but ultimately details very real facts. I think rivalries inside any government are natural, but the kind of rivalry explained here is WAY overboard and points precisely to the kind of problem brought about by an unchecked and overzealous system of governance lead by what amounts to a possy. Regardless, this captivating article is certainly worth the read!